Thursday, October 25, 2012

Future projects!

I'm totally stoked on a few design elements I want to add to our house! First we are going to paint our stairway black and white. The main beams and banister will be black and the spindles plus the bottom base will be white! Sounds odd? Don't worry, it will look amazing!

Next, a kitchen make over! Check out my inspiration photos below! I better get to sanding!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mini make over on a budget

The loft has been an empty space for awhile. I couldn't decide what I wanted. I liked the idea of a relaxing place to read and the kids to do artwork. But artwork is messy so I thought a mini library for all would be great instead.

I need to add book shelves and I would like two tiny chairs for the kids but for right now this is what I have to work with.

This make over cost me $40

Round rug, - $30 (a gift from my sister)
Couch w/ottoman - $15 (garage sale)
Tree - $9.99 (sale at michaels)
Soda tray - $14.99 (world market also on sale)

I love reading books here while Bruce is supposed to be going to bed. It keeps him in his room and gives me relaxing time!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rhyan's Walking!

I can't believe I haven't posted this but Rhyan took her first steps the day before Kiel left to go back to L.A. After staying with us for 6 weeks. I think it was on September 17th. Since then she has really improved and chooses to walk instead of crawl 95% of the time.

I wish I could post videos from my phone on here;( so here's a cute picture of the day she walked to grandpa. And a funny on of Bruce who decided to put his nighttime underwear on his head.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Conference weekend!

I thoroughly enjoyed conference weekend! Conference is my absolute favorite and I loved all of the talks! Most seemed to be themed around having a stronger relationship the Christ and our Father in Heaven, something I could always work on.

Friday I packed up the kids and stayed in San Francisco at Beth's Mansion! She lives in a beautiful neighborhood in an absolutely gorgeous house. We ate dinner, put the kids to bed and then talked until two in the morning. It was great! The kids slept in till 7 and we had breakfast and the went on a walk in her neighborhood. I didn't realize how much I missed San Francisco until that moment. This was the first time I had been since Kiel and I moved back to the Bay Area and the first time the kids had ever been. After we watched the morning session of conference while Bruce watched The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Rhyan took a nap. After conference we went to the best sandwich place ever downtown, Ike's, and we found free parking as well. Then we drove to twin peaks and climbed up a giant hill so we could watch the blue angels during fleet week. Afterwards I drove to Clayton and met up with my sister Michelle and took the kids to the Clayton Octoberfest. Bruce and rhyan both love rides. After a busy, fun packed and exhausting day the kids passed out on the ride home and slept until Sunday morning.

We headed to my aunts in the morning to watch conference, eat a ton of food and let the kids play with all of their cousins. They had a blast. After an awesome dinner we went home and Bruce and rhyan fell asleep again, waking up in the a.m. for another busy day. I think tomorrow I'm going to stay home!

I'm making me a home here, people!

For the past two weeks I have been consumed with a huge sewing project and a chair re-do! I have never sewed in my life but with much help I think the project was a huge success! Here is my brand new chair!